First thing about your spiritual wellness that you need to know is that you don’t have to follow a certain religion (or one at all) in order to improve it. And its part of your overall wellness that can easily be ignored. It can be something that you never really consider or it could be something that you mull over because you think that you go to church and thats all you have to do. But its not.
Spiritual wellness is the beliefs and values that you think are important. Most of the time these things are given to us and we take them as law. But improving your spiritual wellness means that you no longer take these things for granted. Its time to figure out what you really think and what you really believe.
Improving your Spiritual Wellness
Approach this process with an open mind. Be honest with yourself and be open. No one is going to judge you for how you feel or what you believe. Improving your spiritual wellness is like improving your physical wellness. Just like you work your muscles, work your spirituality. Grow with it and find where you can expand or what you want to learn more of.
Put some thought into it
What do you really believe in? What morals do you believe? What do you really want for your life? Ask yourself questions that will open up your soul. These questions and inner meaning searches will open up to grander, more in depth inner conversations. Write these down to really explore them and make them more real to you.
Think about the meaning of life and what it means to you.
Reduces stress and connects the body with the breath. If you don’t want to try meditating then at least do some yoga. Theres always a wind down section where you let your body breath. There are more benefits to daily yoga though and I’ve listed them all for you to see.
Meditating just has so many awesome benefits. Its main use though is to connect your mind, body, and spirit. there are many different options all you have to do is find the one that works for you and go from there. I have a post thats more in depth on how to meditate but I’ll give you a quick snip it if you are in a spiritual wellness emergency and are looking for some inspiration
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Think About the Past
I don’t often say that you need to think about the past. In fact for our overall health its better that we don’t think about it. We tend to put ourselves down and regret things when we spend too much time reflecting. But for the purpose of improving spiritual wellness, its a good idea to take a look back at the past.
The things that we experience and that we overcome have a purpose. We learn from every experience that we go through. We learn about ourselves and about the world by what happens in our lives. Do you see a pattern or feel that you are being led somewhere? What does your past say about your future?
Honestly being positive is just better. There is no point in being negative about things. All you’re going to do is bring yourself down and make yourself feel bad if you are negative. Also if you are negative about something you are more likely to believe that negative view. But if you are positive you are more likely to take on that positive attitude. Be positive about what you’ve learned in the past. Be positive about starting a yoga or meditation practice. Be positive with yourself as you are thinking about what you believe in (still be honest though).
Spend Some Time Alone
There’s a reason why so many cultures have spiritual adventures in which the wonderer is alone. This will give you time to be alone with your thoughts. You won’t have anyone influencing you on how you should feel or what you should believe. A calm environment is what you need to really question things. The lack of distractions will allow you to reflect in the way that you need to. Close the door and get in touch with how you truly feel inside.
Spiritual wellness is a part of overall wellness that is usually overlooked. It is important though in order to feel whole and complete. What does spiritual wellness mean to you? Do you have any other tricks that you use to nourish your soul?